Fuel Economy: 3 Driving Tips that will Save you Money at the Gas Pump

Fuel efficiency is becoming more and more important to many Americans, but most drivers don’t realize their individual driving habits can be hurting their wallets at the pump. Did you know that aggressive driving can hurt your fuel efficiency by up to 33%?

Here are some helpful driving tips to save you money at the gas pump:

  • Speed: Gas mileage starts to decrease at speeds above 50 mph. Each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon of gas. When possible, stick around the 50 mph threshold.
  • Weight: Unnecessary items, especially heavy ones, can reduce your fuel economy. For every 100 extra pounds in your vehicle, you reduce your efficiency by up to 2%. That can add up to paying an additional $0.07 per gallon of gas.
  • Idling: Excessive idling at traffic lights or in traffic jams can drain your mpgs. Idling can use a 1/4 to a 1/2 gallon of fuel per hour. If you are caught stopped for long periods of time, turn off your engine.

If you have any questions about how to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy or if you would like to schedule a service appointment at any of our Lester Glenn locations, please contact us at 855-833-4200.



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